Namaste: The New ‘Normal’

Sunday, January 19,  Namaste. Today I had convinced myself that I had already been in India for 3 days, but I slowly realized that not even two full days have I been in this incredible country – less than two days of street food breakfasts, early morning runs, field visits to rural social enterprises and…

Through the Skies of Mumbai

If my life were any resemblance of normal, I would be on campus in Halifax, having just finished my Friday afternoon class. It would be a day unlike any other. But instead, I sit in a seat, looking out the window at the cold -30 degree Celsius weather. But no, I am not in Winnipeg…

10 Goals, 10 Days In

One week gone in 2014, and I am amazed at how long (in a good way) this first week has felt. Conversations, classes, meetings, and moments of complex confusion matched with moments of clarity. This is my first ‘regular’ post of 2014. Looking back at the last 10 days, the goals I set for myself…

Achieving Everyday Awesome: A Year of Goals

    Home, sweet home. After hours of getting on and off a plane and having a multitude of opportunities to taste Toronto Pearson Airport’s finest cuisine, my girlfriend Becky and I were crammed onto a plane with 400+ other stranded customers for the short 2 hour flight into the remnants of the East Coast…

What Didn’t Work: The Self-Critique

Day 3 in a year of change, and although the year is only 2 days old, it has already been full of lots of weather-related adventure. Southern Ontario’s highways yesterday were like driving around on a series of ‘slip ‘n slides,’ and then our flight to Halifax got cancelled last night with a blizzard hitting…

The Year of 2013: What Worked

January 2nd, 2014. Welcome to day two. Today, I start the first of what will be a handful of posts on my “2013 Annual Review.” If you didn’t read yesterday’s post, this structured Annual Review that I am doing for the first time is based on Chris Guillebeau’s fantastic blog, check it out if you…

A New Year of Habits Worth Working For

7:24am, January 1st, 2014. I sit in the peace and quiet of snowy Huntsville, Ontario, where I’m spending a week with my girlfriend’s family. I attempt to maintain the early morning tranquility as her two tornados of cousins, one seven and one eight, explore the world of Youtube videos and online games on their newest…